HARRISBURG – PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro and the PA Apartment Association sent a letter to landlords across PA as courts begin to prepare to reopen including those that handle evictions. The letter urges landlords to do the following to continue to protect Pennsylvanians facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. AG Shapiro and PAA are asking landlords to not begin any new eviction proceedings based on non-payment of rent until at least July 15th ; extend grace periods for late payments and waive late fees for residents that have provided documentation of financial hardship or loss of employment related to the COVID-19 crisis; create payment plans for residents, including those who had previously outstanding eviction balances and put the plan in writing; and help residents identify and access resources available to them through government and community programs.